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The Boy in the Snow (Edie Kiglatuk Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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In the second book of the Edie Kiglatuk Mystery Series, Edie’s discovery along Alaska’s Iditarod trail leads to a massive, far-reaching conspiracy

M. J. McGrath’s debut novel, White Heat, earned both fans and favorable comparisons to bestselling Scandinavian thrillers such as Smilla’s Sense of Snow and the Kurt Wallander series.

In M. J. McGrath’s compelling follow-up to ...
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The Boy in the Snow (Edie Kiglatuk Series #2)

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Overview

In the second book of the Edie Kiglatuk Mystery Series, Edie’s discovery along Alaska’s Iditarod trail leads to a massive, far-reaching conspiracy

M. J. McGrath’s debut novel, White Heat, earned both fans and favorable comparisons to bestselling Scandinavian thrillers such as Smilla’s Sense of Snow and the Kurt Wallander series.

In M. J. McGrath’s compelling follow-up to White Heat, Edie Kiglatuk, the half-Inuit and half-outsider heroine, prepares to help her ex-husband, Sammy, in his bid to win Alaska’s world-famous Iditarod. But the race turns grim when she stumbles upon body of an infant—its tiny corpse covered in mysterious ceremonial markings—on land belonging to the Old Believers, an exiled Russian Orthodox sect.

Meanwhile, it’s election time and the lead candidate for governor of Alaska, Anchorage mayor Chuck Hillingberg, desperately wants to keep Edie’s discovery out of the press. As Sammy mushes his team across frozen wilderness, Edie begins an investigation that leads into a murky world of corrupt politics, religious intolerance, greed, and sex trafficking. But just as she begins to get some answers, Edie finds herself threatened by a painful secret from her past.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The two-week 1,150-mile Iditarod dog sled race from near Wasilla to Nome, Alaska, forms the backdrop for McGrath’s outstanding second mystery featuring half-Caucasian, half-Inuit Edie Kiglatuk (after 2011’s White Heat). A native of Ellesmere Island, Edie comes to Alaska to help her ex-husband, Sammy Inukpuk, who’s trying to regain his self-respect by racing. In the forest outside Wasilla, Edie encounters a mysterious bear that leads her to the frozen body of a baby boy lying in the saddle of a snowmobile. Edie, a homesick, guilt-ridden “outsider in her own world,” seeks to untangle the disturbing truth behind the infant’s death, aided by her policeman friend, Derek Palliser, who’s also assisting Sammy in the race. McGrath has a firm grasp on a little known culture, its values and language, and excels at bringing to life such characters as conniving Anchorage mayor Chuck Hillingberg and his power-hungry wife, Marsha. This affecting novel should melt even the most frozen human hearts. Agent: Kim Witherspoon, Inkwell Management. (Nov.)
Geoffrey Wansell
One of our most gifted younger writers…The snow-laden wastes of Alaska are so brilliantly evoked that it almost makes you shiver reading it, and the plot is every bit as chilling, laced as it is with politics, sects and modern greed.—Daily Mail
Cleveland.com
The plot compelling and the settings mesmerizing. McGrath…is a fresh and compelling voice.—Cleveland.com
Houston Chronicle
The stoic Edie is a strong, determined heroine.—Houston Chronicle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101601013
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Series: Edie Kiglatuk Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 139,483
  • File size: 945 KB

Meet the Author

M. J. (Melanie) McGrath is a journalist and an author of several  books of nonfiction, including The Long Exile: A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic. She was awarded the John Llewlyn-Rhys/Mail on Sunday Award for best British author under thirty-five. She lives and works in London. The Boy in the Snow is her second novel.
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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    I couldn't connect with main character

    I ordered this book because I live in Alaska and I wanted to see how the author portrayed Alaska and Alaskans. (Also I live in McGrath Alaska and the author's name is McGrath.) I am an avid reader and mystery is my genre of prefference. I found I could not connect with the main character at all. The author gave bits and pieces of explainations as to why Ms. Kinglatuk was the way she was, but I just couldn't warm up to her. In fact, I did not finish this book. That is something I rarely do.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Still like Edie!

    While I preferred the first novel in this new series and found the juxtaposition of the Iditarod Race and the plot more frustrating than compelling since the Race is far in the background, the story is quite unique. But I do want to see Edie back in her home territory. Definitely worth exploring.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Very unusual and compelling!

    I loved this book! I dont know anything about Alaskans and I got a tiny picture of what life for some people is like. I was interested in the tension arising from developers, scientists and indigenous peoples. Great setting for a mystery.

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    Posted November 1, 2013

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